Face Time

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I find the ability to smile through a dance difficult since I’m not at all a natural performer. The idea that I have to smile while contorting my body several feet off the ground is near next to impossible. However, I always feel a bit disappointed when I play a video back and I’m very much the second of my two examples. A smile or a look that resembles anything other than frustration can change a performance ten-fold.

Don’t overlook the small stuff. You know you enjoy pole.

So smile. ๐Ÿ™‚ (Unless your purpose is to look like a grunting fierce warrior then I stand corrected!)

10 thoughts on “Face Time

  1. Hahaha this is so me! I once had a teacher say that me that she was really concerned that I was angry but then realised that I was just concentrating so hard!

  2. Dead/unreadable face is fairly common in my videos too, to the point where I am trying to force myself to make eye contact with my iPhone camera and smile when filming myself. (No matter how awkward THAT feels when you’re alone with your phone!;)

  3. LMAO!

    OK so a couple of things: Smiling during a pole performance is a stylistic (or personal/emotional) choice. Some performers smile naturally, eg. Maddie Sparkle. Others don’t, and either have a look conveying the emotional intensity of the piece, or a sort of calm, sexy look. I think when dancing it’s important to really FEEL the piece, because your face will convey your natural emotion. Forcing yourself to smile is just that…it’s forced, and everyone knows it.

  4. That’s so true, so true! Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚ now I know I should training smiling while pole dancing (what is not so easy yet :o). But it’s a goooood advice, thanks <3

  5. I’m definitely the grunting warrior… When I have to do a move like the pole sit (still very very painful for me!) it actually contorts even more and you’d think I was being burned alive or something :’) Which is kind of what is happening to my thighs…

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